Redhills Durham Miners Hall has successfully secured funding through the Community Ownership Fund. This funding will play a role in opening the doors of the historic miners’ hall to the entire community; fostering inclusivity, and preserving the rich heritage that Redhills holds.
The Redhills Revealed project is a comprehensive initiative to transform the Miners Hall into a centre for culture and education. The funds secured through the Community Ownership Fund will be instrumental in realising key components of the project, including enhancing accessibility within the historic hall and providing essential support for staffing and volunteer training.
Nick Malyan, CEO at Redhills Durham Miners Hall, said, “This funding will significantly contribute to the success of the Redhills Revealed project. Our goal is to create a welcoming space that celebrates our heritage, promotes community engagement, and ensures the sustainability of this historic site for generations to come.”
In addition to physical improvements, the funding will support the training and development of staff and volunteers.
Redhills Durham Miners Hall adds Community Ownership Fund to a long list of financial supporters who recognise the importance of the Miners’ Hall, these include the National Heritage Lottery Fund, Durham County Council, Durham Miners’ Association, trades unions and North East Miners Social Welfare Trust. The support received will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact on the community, fostering a stronger connection to the region’s mining heritage.